Biography of Festus A. Wright
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FESTUS A. WRIGHT, son of Robert and Sylvia (Stout) Wright, was born in Minisink, Orange county, August 10, 1822. He accompanied Benjamin Sawyer on his journey to Barton when he became a resident here, and has been in the employ of the Sawyer family the most of the time since he came. Mr. Wright's first wife was Julia G. Hollensworth, witci whom he was married on September 16, 1847. She died on May 29, 1853, leaving three children, Mary E., James R, and Julia A. His second wife was Elizabeth Burrell, whom he married on October 5, 1860, and who died April 11, 1879. Their children were Mary E. (married Augustus Mifibury, and resides in Passaic, N. J.; Mr. Mifibury served during the civil war in Company K., 54th Massachusetts), Julia A., of Chicago, Ill., and James R., who died on September 24, 1871. Mr. Wright is a valued member of the Methodist church of Waverly, and for thirty five years he has been an usher at its services.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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